Public ticket reservations open today at noon!

This is a free virtual presentation with facilitated Q&A hosted by Shedd Aquarium as part of Chicago Water Week 2020.

Shedd researcher Karen Murchie, Ph.D., stands in a cold local stream taking measurements.
Researchers sit on a river bank, measuring mussels


  • Access to high speed wifi (>2 Mbps)
  • Download Zoom app and create a Zoom account.
    • Make sure your computer or device is compatible and ready for Zoom here.


We believe there should be no boundaries to your Shedd Aquarium experience. If you have an accommodation request related to a disability, please send us an email.

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This is a free virtual presentation.


Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 3–4 p.m.


You will be sent a unique link and password that will give you access for just one device to log in to the experience. We recommend a group size of 4 or less viewing from the same device.